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"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

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Matt Fagerholm

Matt Fagerholm is an Assistant Editor at RogerEbert.com and is a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association. He
spent four years writing film reviews and interviews for
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including Time Out Chicago, The A.V. Club and Magill's Cinema Annual. His writing/editing experience includes serving as Assistant A&E Editor at the Columbia Chronicle and a full-time writer at the Woodstock Independent. He is a monthly guest on Vocalo radio's The Morning AMp program, and is also the founder of Indie Outlook, a blog and podcast featuring
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Gay Chorus Deep South

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Burning Cane

(2019)

Serendipity

(2019)

The Dead Center

(2019)

Fantastic Fungi

(2019)

Dilili in Paris

(2019)

The Weekend

(2019)

Promise at Dawn

(2019)

The Load

(2019)

Give Me Liberty

(2019)

Adam

(2019)

Tel Aviv on Fire

(2019)

Share

(2019)

At War

(2019)

Sea of Shadows

(2019)

The Plagiarists

(2019)

The Edge of Democracy

(2019)

Echo in the Canyon

(2019)

J.T. LeRoy

(2019)

Stuck

(2019)

The Chaperone

(2019)

Giant Little Ones

(2019)

Everybody Knows

(2019)

The Unicorn

(2019)

#366 October 29, 2019

Matt writes: Passes for the 22nd installment of Roger Ebert's Film Festival, a.k.a. Ebertfest, in Champaign, Illinois, will go on sale the day after Halloween: Friday, November 1st. Ebertfest 2020 will run from Wednesday, April 15th, through Saturday, April 18th, at the Virginia Theatre and is guaranteed to be an unmissable event for movie lovers of all ages.

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#365 October 15, 2019

Matt writes: Today marks the final day of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which began on September 15th. In addition to our roundup of coverage celebrating the work of Hispanic filmmakers, particularly Gregory Nava's "El Norte," in this special edition of Thumbnails, make sure to read our contributor Aaron Aradillas' new interview with the legendary actor Edward James Olmos about his work in "Stand and Deliver," "Battlestar Galactica" and much more.

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#364 October 1, 2019

Matt writes: Last month's Venice Film Festival presented its top prize to this week's most anticipated wide release, Todd Phillips' "Joker" (starring Joaquin Phoenix), a film that has received polarizing reviews from critics, including those featured on our site.

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Thumbnails 9/23/19

Veronica Cartwright on "The Field"; Musso & Frank turns 100, Silent films' universally accessible power; 'Mrs. Maisel' actresses battle restraints on women; In defense of "The Fanatic."

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